MATRADE Report : Malaysian Textile & Clothing Performance in 2006
Composition of Textiles and Clothing
∑ Exports of textiles and clothing registered a growth of 3 per cent to RM10.6 billion in 2006 from RM10.29 billion in 2005. This sub-sector accounted for 1.8 per cent of Malaysiaís exports of manufactured goods.
∑ Within this sub-sector, textiles contributed 52.5 per cent to total exports, while apparels and clothing accessories accounted for 47.5 per cent.
∑ The main export items under textiles were:
Major exports of apparels and clothing accessories
- textile apparel including knitted jerseys, pullovers, tee-shirts, over vests
and baby clothes, valued at RM1.58 billion, with 15 per cent share;
- menís clothing, not knitted or crocheted, RM904.3 million, 8.5 per cent;
- womenís clothing, knitted and crocheted, RM761.9 million, 7.2 per cent.
∑ The top five export destinations for textiles and clothing were the USA, Turkey, Japan, Singapore and the PRC.
∑ Exports to the USA, which accounted for 27.6 per cent of Malaysiaís total exports of textiles and clothing,had registered a marginal decline of 0.2 per cent. This was due mainly to lower exports of textile yarn, man-made fibers and menís clothing, knitted or crocheted.
∑ Exports to Turkey increased by 3.9 per cent, accounting for 6.3 per cent share. Main export item was textile yarn, which increased by 85.2 per cent to RM662.7 million.
Markets that recorded significant export growth were:
- Italy, valued at RM255.1 million, an increase of 16.2 per cent;
- Spain, RM194.4 million, 42.9 per cent;
- France, RM185.9 million, 17.7 per cent;
- Mexico, RM154.9 million, 78.5 per cent;
∑ As a source of imports in major markets, Malaysiaís position in:
- The USA, 26th largest supplier with a 0.8 per cent share;
- Turkey, 8th , 3.6 per cent;
- Japan, 13th , 0.5 per cent;
- Singapore, 2nd , 14 per cent;
- The PRC, 14th , 0.7 per cent.
Export Destinations for Textiles and Clothing
∑ Total imports of textiles and clothing increased by 8.2 per cent to RM5.44 billion from RM5.03 billion in 2005, due largely to higher imports of textile yarn, valued at RM958.2 million.
∑ The main composition of textiles and clothing imports were textile yarn, with a share of 17.6 per cent, woven fabrics of man-made textile materials(12.5 per cent) and knitted and crocheted fabrics (11.9 per cent).
∑ In 2006, major sources of imports of textiles and clothing were:
- the PRC, with a value of RM1.88 billion (34.5 per cent of total imports). Main import items were woven fabrics of man-made textile materials, with a share of 13.4 per cent, knitted or crocheted fabrics (13.4 per cent) and other textile apparels (11.4 per cent);
- Taiwan, RM555.8 million, 10.2 per cent;
- Indonesia, RM473.7 million, 8.7 per cent;
- Thailand, RM418.2 million, 7.7 per cent;
- Japan, RM332.7 million, 6.1 per cent